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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011 Heat Sink Replacement

Replace the heat sink or thermal paste on your Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Unibody.

  • Autor: Andrew Bookholt
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 1 - 2 Stunden
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Schwierig

Are the gobs of OEM thermal paste causing your MacBook Pro to be sluggish while hot? Use this guide to remove your heat sink and apply new thermal paste.

Schritt 1 Heat Sink  ¶ 

Remove the three 8.4 mm #1 Phillips screws securing the heat sink to the logic board.

Schritt 1 Heat Sink  ¶ 

  • Remove the three 8.4 mm #1 Phillips screws securing the heat sink to the logic board.

  • Don't lose the springs held under each of the screws.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Carefully remove the heat sink from the processor.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Carefully remove the heat sink from the processor.

  • If the heat sink seems to be stuck, it may be helpful to gently pry it off the processor with a plastic spudger. Be careful not to break any surface mount components on the processor while prying.

  • Be sure to clean off the old thermal paste and apply a new layer before you reinstall the heat sink. We have a guide that makes it easy.